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Velocity International Group
Ben started Velocity International Group in 2015. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on Velocity International Group?
Velocity was born back in 2015 after months and months of research. I have a degree in logistics from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville, and a Masters’s degree in Business Management from Tennessee Tech University. I worked at a logistics company as a Manager in Training in Nashville, directly after college. After almost 5 years at the business and earning my MBA while working, I wanted more responsibility, but they didn’t want to expand the business or take on those new jobs to help me grow as an individual personally or professionally.
If you want to attract customers, show them how you can save them money, save them time, reduce a level of stress, and overall make their lives easier.
After interviewing for a few jobs, and applying for many more without much success, I decided to take the knowledge I had acquired over the past 4 to 5 years and put it to work. I left my previous employer, with a colleague, and started Velocity International Group. Validation of the company came from my previous experience in business and building trust in our customers by going above and beyond with great service.
At the time of starting Velocity, I had been saving up some money to try and buy a home, or even move out of Nashville. When I decided to start a company, I gave up on a house or moving for the next 5-7 years and put everything I had into Velocity. I didn’t pay myself for the first 3 years of the business, which is incredibly difficult financially, but business is about long term sustained success.
I have always loved the idea of logistics because I really enjoy efficiency. It’s important to realize that almost every business in the world needs logistics services. This helps us work with many different industries, and in many different ways. I have always wanted to work on product companies as well, but owning a logistics company can really help get any future products to market much faster, and much more efficiently. At the end of the day, Velocity is about helping each other to save time and uncomplicated business to go live a more full life.
Contributors to this article:
- Pat Walls, Founder @ Starter Story
- Wiki Updater